Jersey Gymnastics Club
Jersey Gymnastics Club

Gym Gala 2017

25th March 2017


Thank you to all the gymnasts, coaches, committee members and parents who helped to make our 2017 Recreational Gala such a great day.  There was a great turn out with 120 members taking part in the different age groups as well as our squad gymnasts performing two displays. Congratulations and well done to all the chidren that took part!  The age group overall medal postions were as follows:


U6 Age Group -  1. Ethan Abreu   2.Beth Ellis   3.Archie McNulty

U8 Age Group -  1. Alicjia Dubrowolska  2. Jonathan Dupoy  3. Cerys Davidson

U8 Intermediate - 1. Lola Reynolds  2. Lana Bowring  3. Eva Journeaux

U10 Age Group - 1. Lottie Clarke  2. Isla England  3. Olivia Maddox

U10 Intermediate 1. Isobel Vacher 2. Evie Laurie  3. Ellen Watkins

Over 10 Age Group - 1. Charlie Water  2. Fabienne Schiessl 3. Sebastian Kirkby





We saw some great peformances from all the girls at their end of year competition.


Megan Gouyet won the Grade 6 competition ranking first on Floor and Vault. Ameya Colston-Weeks came 2nd Overall with Frankie Dettman in Third.  Tilly Horton claimed the Gold on Vault and Neve Adamson took first place on the Bars.


In the Grade 5/4 competition Chanell McDermott came first overall also taking the Gold on Floor and Beam.  Second overall went to Ava Dumoitier.  3rd place overall went to Macy Burrows who took first place on the Bars.  Niamh Heaney won the Vault Competition.


In the Senior Floor and Vault Competition Amelia McIntosh came first overall with Elizabeth Roxburgh in second and Cameron Whyte in third.




Well done to all the lads that took part at our recent Club Champs.


In the U10 age group Cosimo Hounsome was the overall winner.  He took first place on Pommel, Rings, Vault and Parallel Bars.  Milo McDermott finished 2nd overall top scoring on Floor.  Joshua Talbot came 3rd overall also winning High Bar.  Cal Dettman came 4th overall but claimed 3rd place on High Bar and Vault.


The Over 10's age group was won by Cian Ridgard with a score of 49.65 very closely followed by Finn McGreevy with a score of 49.30.  Cian took Gold on Pommel and Parallel Bars and Finn took the Gold on the Rings.   Third place overall was Cristiano Ascencao and he won both Floor and High Bar.  Barry Beatson came 4th overall but scored well on Floor and Rings with third place finishes.  Mattie Jordan finished 5th overall but Vaulted well for Gold.



(Joshua and Milo showing off their medals)


Anushan Elanco and Isaac McIntosh competed against each other in the U16 age group.  Both boys were practising their Island Games Set routines for the 2017 Gotland Games.   Anushan took Gold overall and Isaac Silver.


Finally in the Seniors competition were Cameron Aird, Zee Adamson and James Evans (Ferret).   As with the U16's they were competing their Set Routines for Gotland.   Cameron Aird finished 1st overall with Ferret 2nd and Zee in third.


Boys 2016 Southern Region Set Works



Four boys travelled to Milton Keynes for the competition.  Cosimo Hounsome took park in the Level 1 Club Under 9's group he scored well on Pommel and then Parallel bars scoring 8.30 on both.  Cian Ridgard was in the Level 2 U10 age group his best ranking was achieved on his Physical Preparation Programme giving him a 10th place finish.  In the Under 11 Level 3 age group competition was Finn McGreevy, his best score were on Pommel and Vault scoring 8.50 and 9.0.  Finally Anushan Elanco was in the Level 4 Under 12 age group his best result was on Vault with a score of 9.50 and a 4th place position.  

Fareham Floor & Vault Competition



Seven squad girls took part in this Floor & Vault competition near Southampton.  Tilly Horton, Frankie Dettman and Sophia Townsend took part in the Silver U10 age group.   Frankie received a Silver medal for her excellent Floor routine.  In the Silver U12 age group were Elizabeth Roxburgh, Amelia McIntosh and Megan Gouyet.  Elizabeth performed very well on both the Floor and Vault winnning the Gold on both.  Finally Erin Le Bail took part in the Silver 15+ age group and she competed well especially on Floor scoring 9.1.  Well done to all the girls that took part.

2016 Recreational Gym Gala



Over 100 gymnast took part in this years Gala from the U6's to the 10 and overs.  Well done to all the children that part and congratulations to Aoife Briggs who won the U'6 age group, Ava Kennedy for winning the U8's, Neve Adamson for winning the U10's and Molly Sue Deans for winning the 10 and Over age group.   Molly was also nominated as our Recreational Gymnast of the Year!

Portsmouth Boys Exchange

May 30th to June 4th

Some of the boys squad travelled to Portsmouth Gymnastics Club for training and activities including a visit to the top of the Spinnaker Tower. It was a great opportunity to work with their head coach Adam Paterson and benefit from some high level coaching in a fantastic facility.    The Portsmouth boys then travelled to JGC for training and trips to Tamba Park Durrell and the beach.  It was an awesome week, looking forward to the next exchange.



Hants County National Grades - 5th & 6th March 2016

11 of our squad girls competed at the Hants County National Grades at the weekend in Southampton. Jasmine Osborne, Tilly Housome, Chanell McDermott, Niamh Heaney, Ava Dumoitier, Kaya Smith, Kate Condon and Daisy Myers all passed Grade 6 with Jasmine, Kate, Kaya and Chanell acheiving the further honour of being Commended.

Macy Burrow and Yvie Atkinson took part in the Grade 5 competition with both acheiving scores high enough to be Commneded for their work. Cameron Whyte took part in the Grade 4 competition and recevied a Pass.

Well done to the girls for all their hard work and congratulations on the results. Travelling with the girls were coaches Debbie & Shannon Webber, Liz McIntosh and Maggie Adamson who also judged at the competition.


Well done to all the girls that took part in our Clubs 4 piece apparatus Championships. Medals were presented to four different competing groups for overall and separately on each piece of apparatus.

The Advanced Recreational Age Group was won by Megan Gouyet, with Grace Meade in second and Ellen Watkins in third place overall. Megan also came first on Floor and Vault with some very tidy performances. Grace Meade took first place on Beam and Bars showing good strength and balance. Ellen came 2nd on Beam and Vault. Neve Adamson and Alisha Da Silvia also perofmed well throughout the competition.

The Development Squad competition was won by Chanell McDermott with Tilly Hounsome in second place and Bayley King in third. Chanell had a strong event winning both Floor and Vault with good execution and confidence. Tilly took the Beam Gold with a very clean and steady performance. Bars was won by Jasmine Osborne showing excellent strength. Bayley did well on Beam and Vault taking the Bronze medal on each. On the Floor Olive Sohan performed an elegant routine to take the Bronze. Mollie Archibold had a good competition showing promise with good scores on Vault and Beam.

Ava Dumoitier was the overall Junior Squad Champion followed closely by Kaya Smith in second and Kate Condon in third place.

Ava took the Beam crown with a confident routine and also took Silver on Vault and Bronze on the Bars. Floor was won by Kaya with a tidy routine, she also achieved 2nd place finishes on Beam and Bar. The Bars competition was won by Kate with a strong and tight routine. Niamh Heaney finished 4th overall but came first on Vault with a dynamic performance and also picked up a Bronze on Floor. The Bronze medal on Vault was won by Ava Sosmowsa. Daisy Myers showed good control to take 3rd position on the Beam. Good performances were also seen from Frankie Dettman and Sophia Townsend which showed promise for the future.

The Senior Squad competition was won by Cameron Whyte followed very closely by Macy Burrows and then Yvie Atkinson. Cameron had a strong competition with medals on each piece but excelled especially on Vault with an excellent Handspring flat back taking Gold. Macy showed excellent strength and execution winning the Bars and coming second on Beam. Yvie performed consistently throughout taking the bronze on Floor, Bar and Vault. Amelia McIntosh performed a confident and elegant Floor routines to take Gold on that piece. Beam was won by Evie Burrows with a well controlled routine with few errors.



Well done to all the boys that took part in our 2015 Club Champs. The competition was on all 6 pieces of Men's apparatus with medals being presented on each piece and overall.

Cian Ridgard won the Under 10's age group closely followed by Barry Beatson in 2nd and Cosimo Hounsome in third. Cian won Gold on Floor, Pommel & Parallel Bars with clean dynamic routines. Barry won Gold on Rings, Vault and High Bar with tidy work and a very well executed Vault. Cosimo competing in his first six piece competition finish in third place on each apparatus showing great promise for the future.

Anushan Elanco won the Over 10's age group followed by Cristiano Ascencao in 2nd and Isaac McIntosh in 3rd. Cristiano won Gold on Floor & Pommel with some tidy routines. The Rings, Parallel Bars and High Bar crowns were taken by Anushan with some good swing work. Isaac won Gold on Vault performing a well flighted handspring with a stuck landing. Finn McGreevy had a good competition earning him bronze medals on Pommel, Rings and High Bar. Mattie Jordan performed well on Floor and Vault taking 2nd and 3rd positions respectively. Fiach Devitt and Jack Burns both competed strongly and just finished out the medals this time.

At the end of the competition it was announced that Sara Devitt would be retiring as our Club Secretary. Sara was presented with a bouquet of flower and a gift to thank her for her years of fantastic service. Many thanks Sara for all your hard work and dedication!!

Inter Club Floor & Vault Competition

JGC hosted their first Inter Club Floor & Vault competition with De Mond Gymnastics Academy on Sunday 20th September. For a lot of the young gymnasts this was their first taste of competition. Over 40 gymnasts took part both girls and boys and they were split into different competing categories depending on their age and how many hours per week they trained.

Girls Maximum 5 hour 2007 & 2008 Age Group
The Gold medal on the Floor was tightly contested with Alice Baxter of De Mond taking Gold with a score of 8.8 followed by Tilly Hounsome of JGC in Silver just 0.1 behind. The Bronze on Floor was won by Olive Sohna of JGC with a score of 8.5. The Vault was a clean sweep by JGC with Tilly Housome and Mollie Archibold in joint Bronze, Olive Sohna in Silver and Jasmine Osbourne taking the Gold with an excellent Squat through vault scoring 11.10. Overall Alice Baxter and Oliver Sohna took Joint Bronze (19.1), Tilly Hounsome won the Silver (19.2) and Jasmine Osbourne the Gold (19.5).

Girls Maximum 7 hours 2007 & 2008 Age Group
Again the Floor was very tightly contested with the joint Gold medal place awarded to Ava Sosmowsa and Evie Burrows of JGC, both scoring 8.7. In third Place on Floor was Frankie Dettman also of JGC with a score of 8.2. On the Vault Evie Burrow took Bronze, Evie Le Bail the Silver and Sophia Townsend performed a great Vault to claim the Gold with a score of 10.9. In the overall positions Frankie Dettman came third (18.7), Ava Sosmowsa came 2nd (19.0) and Evie Burrows came 1st (19.5).

Girls Maximum 7 hours 2006 & Older
On the Floor Cameron Whyte of JGC performed a very tight routine to claim the Gold with a score of 8.9. In second place was Macy Burrow of JGC (8.8) and in joint third was Naomi Balderson and Grace Thompson of De Mond scoring 8.6. The Vault score were again very close with Yvie Atkinson of JGC and Grace Thompson of De Mond sharing the third palce (10.7). In Silver Medal place was Milly Benest of De Mond (10.9) and winning the Gold was Macy Burrows with a score of 11.0. In the overall positions Grace Thompson of De Mond came third, Cameron Whyte came 2nd (19.3) and Macy Burrows first with a score of 19.8.

Boys 2005 & Younger
In the Floor competition Fiach Devitt performed a very tidy routine to take Gold with a score of 8.2. He was closely followed by Ewan Brody in 2nd place with a score of 8.1 followed by Finn McGreevy in third with a score of 8.0. On Vault Mattie Jordan performed an excellent Handspring to take Gold with a score of 11.90. He was closely followed by Finn McGreevy 11.5 and Fiach Devitt 10.90. Overall Finn McGreevy took top spot with a score of 19.50. Silver overall was won by Mattie Jordan with Fiach in Bronze medal place with a score of 9.1

Boys 2004 & Older
Only two boys in these age group, but both lads put on a show of excellent work. On the Floor & Vault Isaac McIntosh came 2nd on each with Anushan Elanco taking 1st on each. Overall Anushan claimed Gold overall (21.4) with Isaac taking the Silver (20.00).

Many congratulations to all the gymnasts that took part. It was an excellent event and a good experience for the youngsters. In the future we look forward to hosting more competitions and continuing the friendly rivalry with De Mond.



2015 Ynys Mon Inter Island Games

22/07/15 - 25/07/15

Due to there being no gymnastics in the Jersey Games this year, Ynys Mon took up the mantle of hosting the biennial event. Taking part in the event were competitors from Bermuda, Cayman, Isle of Man, Shetland, Aland, Gotland and Ynys Mon. Jersey Gymnastics Club had 5 club members representing Team Jersey in the Men's competition.

Cameron Aird, Zee Adamson and Michael Schaffrath represented Jersey in the Men's Senior Competition and Anushan Elanco and Isaac McIntosh in the Junior Boys competition. Also part of the Team were Alex Buesnel of Special Gymanstics Club & Joseph Carroll of Regent Gymnastics Club. For 10 months leading up to the competition Alex was training with us and for him especially this event would be significant as it would be his first mainstream competition.

The first days competition was the Set & Team Combined. Our Senior Gymnasts Team finished 2nd with the Isle of Man in first and Ynys Mon in third. In the individual Sets Cameron performed well on Floor, Parallel Bars and Rings claiming a Bronze medal on each. The Junior Team also came 2nd with Bermuda coming first and Isle of Man in third. In the individual Sets Anushan took joint Gold on Vault and Silver on Pommels.

After a rest day next up was the FIG individual and all round competition. Cameron Aird performed an excellent Rings routine to take Gold and top spot on the podium. He also scored well on Vault, Parallel bars and Floor to award him with third place overall. Alex showed off his strength and precision on the Rings to earn a well deserved joint 2nd place. Zee also did well on Rings, only 0.3 away from a medal. In the Junior competition Anushan had a good afternoon coming 2nd on Vault and 3rd on High Bar and Pommels. Isaac was very close to winning a medal on Vault just 0.07 away!

James Evans (Aka Ferret) was our Men's Judge during the competition. He did a great job and gained valuable experience. Overall it was a fantastic event, both for the competition and socially for everyone. A big thank you needs to go to Special Gymnastics Club for loaning us their clothing and to Gary Buesnel for his great photography work!

We now have our eye's set for the Gotland Games in 2017!!



Gymnastics Gala 2015



Once again we had a brilliant turn out for our Gymnastics Gala with over a 100 of our recreational gymnasts entering.This year our Squad gymnast also performed a couple of displays for the budding gymnasts to look over. There were four different age categories as well as separate competitions for our Advanced Rec gymnasts.

In the U6 age group Hannah Sterry took first place overall, gained by 1st place finishes on Floor and Balance. In 2nd place overall was Lucy Kirby who also won gold on Vault. 3rd place overall went to Ben Vieira who impressed with a gold in the strength exercise.

The U8 age group competition was won by Isabel Vacher helped by some tidy work and a first place finish on the beam. 2nd overall was Sam Sterry who medalled also on the strength and balance exercises. In 3rd place was Joshua Talbot who also won a Gold medal on Floor.

In the U8 Advanced Rec competition Ewan Brodie showed good potential taking the gold overall together with gold medals on floor and vault. In 2nd place overall was Bayley-Lily King with a Gold medal on the beam. 3rd place was awarded to Kate Condon help by a medal winning performance on the Vault.

The U10 competition overall winner was Joshua McArthur performing well on all exercises especially vault where he took 1st place. 2nd overall was Matthew Harris with some tidy work and a gold medal on floor. In 3rd place was Florence Coppock- Le Voguer medalling on three of the exercises.

There was also a U10 Advance Rec Competition. The overall winner was Kaya Smith, helped gained with an excellent Gold medal on the Balance beam. In 2nd was Daisy Myers who also took a gold on the floor. 3rd place went to Frankie Dettman with medal winning performances on Balance and Vault.

Finally the 10 and over age group was jointly won by Isaac Bond and Harrison Nobel who should strong performances on all exercises. Holly Jordas took 3rd Place helped with a Gold medal performance on the Beam.

At the end of the Gala the judges took a vote on who would be the Recreational Gymnast of the Year. Ewan Brodie won the vote because of his fantastic performance and was awarded with the Trophy. Well done Ewan!!

Congratulation to all the gymnasts and a big thank you to all the coaches who helped at the event.



Grades Success!!



Well done & congratulations to all the girl who competed at the grades last weekend. 100% Pass completion!!!

The Club recently took a squad of girls to Southampton to take part in the Hampshire County Grades.

Macy Burrows, Olivia Donatiford, Jasmine Le Brocq and Erin Le Bail all competed at grade 6 level. It’s was their first big competition in England so there were some nerves but all four girls rose to occasion and competed well to achieve passes. Additionally Macy received a fantastic Distinction and Olivia and Jasmine passed with Commendation.

Rachel William competed at Grade 5 level and performed particularly well on Vault and in her Range and Conditioning routine to award her with a Pass.

Taylor Freeman took part in the Grade 4 level competition. Taylor performed strongly on the Bars and Vault which contributed to her passing with Commendation.

Finally Cara Buesnel competed in the Grade Level 3 Group. She performed bravely scoring well in her Floor and Range and Conditioning routines to help her to a well earned Pass.

Accompanying the girls were coaches Debbie Webber, Shannon Webber and Maggie Adamson together with James Evans as a judge for the event. The coaches were very proud & excited for the girls and relieved that all the hard training had paid off.



Thirteen boys participated in this years annual championships. They were split into three different competing groups consisting of the Juniors, Intermediates and Seniors.

The 2014 Junior Champion was Fiach Devitt with strong performances on the Mushroom and Parallel Bars helping him take the title. Medal were also presented on each piece of apparatus. On the Floor Cian Ridgard and Barry Beatson shared the Gold medal with Fiach take third spot. Fiach had no falls on the Mushroom to win Gold with Cian taking the Silver and Fergus Boyle a well deserved Bronze medal. On the Rings Barry performed a tight routine to win Gold with Fiach in 2nd and Cian coming third. Onto the Vault and again Barry performed well to take top spot with Fiach in 2nd and Cian 3rd. The Parallel bars was next and Fiach showed some good swing work to claim Gold, close behind were Finn McGreevy and Cian Ridgard with joint Silver. Finally onto High Bar and Finn showed good strength and swing work to win the Gold Medal followed by Barry in 2nd and Cian in third.

Michael Schaffrath was this years Intermediate Champion performing solid routines on each piece of apparatus. On the Floor Michael tumbled well to take Gold, with Anushan Elanco taking Silver and Isaac McIntosh winning the Bronze. On the Mushroom Anushan doubled well to take first spot with Michael in second and Isaac third. The Rings were next and Anushan showed good strength and Swing work to claim top spot with Cristiano Ascencao winning Silver and Michael taking Bronze. On the Vault Michael took the Gold with Isaac winning Silver and Anushan Bronze. Parallel Bars was again won by Michael with some tidy work followed by Anushan in Silver and Cristiano in Bronze. Finally on High Bar Michael showed good giant work to win Gold with Anushan taking the Silver and Isaac the Bronze. Mattie Jordan and Jack Burns were also in contention and produced some great performance but narrow missed out on medals.

The Senior 2014 Champioships was contested by Zee Adamson and Cameron Aird. Cameron was overall Champion with wins on Pommel, Parallel Bars and High Bar showing off some difficult skills. Zee was runner up overall but performed strongly on Floor, Rings, Vault take top spot on each.

Congratulations and well done to all the boys that took part!



Squad Girls 2014 Championships



Well done and congratulations to the 17 girls that took part in this years squad championships. The girls were split into three competing groups being Junior, Intermediate and Senior.

In the Junior competition there were 8 competitors. Olivia Donatiford finished 1st overall just 0.05 ahead of Macy Burrows with Evie-Rose Burrows in 3rd place. Medals were also presented on each piece of apparatus. On Floor Erin Le Bail won Gold with Yvie Atkinson & Olivia taking joint Silver. Vault Gold was again won by Erin with Evie Le Bail winning the Silver and Olivia taking the Bronze. On the Beam Jasmine Le Brocq won joint Gold with Erin with Yvie Atkinson and Olivia sharing Bronze. On Bars Macy Burrow scored highly to win the Gold medal followed by Olivia in Silver and Evie- Rose Burrows in Bronze. Lili-Beth England was awarded the most improved medal.

Four girls took part in the Intermediate competition. 1st place overall went to Rachel Williams, 2nd was Cameron Whyte with Cara Williams finishing in 3rd. On the apparatus Rachel took Gold on Floor, followed closely by Cameron in Silver and Amelia MacIntosh in Bronze. Amelia also scored highly on Vault to take the Gold medal, with Cameron taking Silver and Cara Williams claiming the Bronze. On the Beam the Gold medal was won again by Amelia with Rachel and Cara sharing the Silver medal position. Finally on the Bars Rachel scored well to win the Gold with Cara taking the Silver and Cameron the Bronze.

The Senior Competition had five competitors. Cara Buesnel finished 1st overall with Elizabeth Roxburgh in 2nd and Taylor Freeman in 3rd. Floor was won by Cara with Taylor taking the Silver and Betty Beatson winning the Bronze. On Vault Elizabeth and Cara shared the Gold medal position with Lily Greig taking the Bronze. The Beam was also won by Cara with Taylor in 2nd and Elizabeth 3rd. Cara made it in a clean sweep with a further Gold medal on the Bars with Elizabeth taking Silver and and Taylor the Bronze.



Mens National NDP Finals



Cameron Aird represented the Southern Region Team at Level 6 at the national finals in Birmingham. Up against some of the best U14 gymnasts in the country Cameron finished in 13th place overall One of his best performance came on Pommel where he finished in 8th place. His team finished in 4th place overall with the North East Region taking the title.


31/10/2014 - 02/11/2014
16 squad boys and girls traveled to Dynamo Gymnastics Club in Southampton for a 3 day training trip following Dynamo's visit to Jersey in May. The visit was a great experience for the young gymnasts, taking advantages of the fantastic facilities on offer and the experienced coaches.The trip also included a friendly conditioning competition with mixed teams in which many of the Jersey gymnasts won medals.


Southern Region Setwork Qualifier

Cameron Aird finished 1st and qualifies for the Southern Region team at the National finals!

Four squad boys traveled to Basingstoke to compete at the Southern Region qualifier. Cameron was competing in the U14 Level 6 Age group. He had a clean competition but did particularly well on High Bar and Parallel Bars top scoring on both of these pieces. However he excelled especially in his Physical Preparation Programme scoring 9.10 gaining a whole 1.3 marks advantage over his nearest rival which help him to top spot overall.

Mattie Jordan was competing in the U9 Level 1 age group. He finished in 12th place overall. His best performances were on Vault coming third with an excellent score of 9.70 and Floor finishing 8th with a score of 8.10.

Cristiano Ascencao and Anushan Elanco were competing in the U10 Level 2 age group. Anushan finished 12th Overall, however a great Rings routines scoring 7.80 gave him a 1st place finish and a high Vault score of 9.70 a 5th place finish. Cristiano also performed well on Vault with a score of 9.50 and competed a strong High Bar routine scoring 7.20.

Congratulations to Cameron and good luck at the National Finals later this year!

The gymnasts were accompanied by coaches James Evans and Andy Aird.


30/05/14 to 01/06/14

Dynamo School of Gymnastics visited our club for the second time in two years. Historically though the exchange visits have been going on for over 20 years now! Traveling in their team this year were 23 young gymnasts (boys & girls) and 4 coaches. It was a full on weekend of training, competition and outdoor activities (we were blessed by the weather again like last year!).

The competition as per previous exchanges involved mixed teams randomly chosen competing timed conditioning moves such as chins, dorsals and bar jumps. The winning team this year was the 'Cheeseburgers' including Jersey Gymnasts, Betty Beatson, Mattie Jordan & Cara Busenel scoring 544 points. Second were the Chimpanzees with Fiach Devitt, Crisitiano Ascencao & Anushan Elanco (542). 3rd were the Leaping Leopards including Jersey gymnasts Lilly Greg, Michael Schaffrath, Isaac McIntosh and Jasmin (539). In the individual honors Cara Buesnel came 2nd with 117points and Isaac McIntosh 3rd with 111 points. To find the winning Club the top 6 scores from each Club were added together, resulting in Dynamo's combined score of 661 narrowly beating Jersey's combined score of 657 by just 4 points to retain the title!

The whole weekend was a fantastic experience for both sets of gymnasts with more great memories to look back on. A BIG thank you must go to all the host families that looked after the children and to all those people who gave up there time with lifts to and throw. We now look forward to visiting Dynamo in Southampton during Halloween later this year.

4th May 2014

Six boys traveled to Dynamo School of Gymnastics in Southampton to compete in the Southern Region Championships. For the competition the boys had to compete their own voluntary routines on all six pieces of apparatus. Our youngest gymnasts Mattie Jordan competed in the under 9 age group in a field of 20 gymnasts. Mattie's best performances were on Rings and Vault ranking 9th on each with scores of 10.70 and 10.55.

Competing in the under 10 age group were Cristiano Ascencao, Jack Burns and Anushan Elanco. The boys were competing in a large group of 25 gymnasts. Cristiano showed his strength excelling particularly on the Parallel Bars ranking 10th with a score of 8.20. Jack performed best on Floor with an excellent routine scoring 11.40 ranking him an impressive 7th, executing his back flip for the first time, as did Mattie in his competition. Anushan also had a good competition with top 10 ranking positions on Floor, Pommel and High Bar. His High Bar routine was his highlight showing off some tight giant work ranking him 6th with a score of 11.20 only 0.6 off bronze.

Cameron Aird competed in the under 14 FIG age group against a talented group of 10 gymnasts. His best performance of the six pieces came on Vault competing his tucked Tsukahara for the first time landing it well giving him 3rd place with a score of 12.80. Our most senior gymnast Zee Adamson competed in the under 16 FIG age a group. Zee also did well on Vault coming second with a score of 12.40 and with other solid performances finished in 3rd place overall.



2014 Recreational Championships



The Competition had a fantastic turn out this year with over 130 children taking part with each competitor receiving a t-shirt for entering.

Nearly 40 children took part in the Under 6 competition. 1st place overall was Nia Greig with a score of 61.30, 2nd place went to Leigharna Dodd with 58.00 and in 3rd place was Lottie Clarke with 57.80.

In the Under 8 competition there was a large field of 50 gymnasts. In joint 1st place overall with a score of 69.10 was Kate Condon & Emma Kirby. In 2nd place was Bayley Lily King with 68.35 and 3rd place went to Jasmine Hind with a score of 67.90

For the first year the Championships also included an Intermediate category for those gymnasts training over 1 hour a week.
In the under 8 Intermediate group the overall winner was Macy Burrows with a score of 76.60. 2nd overall was Fergus Boyle with 75.95 and 3rd place went to Yvie Atkinson with 74.30.

Madeleine Wilkinson came first overallin the Under 10 competition with a score of 79.00. In second place was Finlay Zomparelli with a score of 71.50 and in 3rd position was Mia Zomparelli with a score of 66.60.

In the Under 10 Intermediate competition Holly Jordas scored highly to take first place overall with a score of 85.45. In 2nd place came Jasmine Hind scoring 79.70 followed closely in third place by Finn McGreevy with a score of 79.20.

Finally in the 10 & Over age group Erin Le Bail competed well to finish in first place overall with a score of 69.00. In 2nd place was Rebecca Gomes with a score of 67.70 and not far behind in third place was Charlie Bird with a score of 67.50.

At the end of the day Under 10 medal winners Mia & Finlay Zomparelli were voted by the judges and coaches to be the clubs joint winners of the recreational gymnast of year trophy. Chosen because of their excellent performances on the day and also for their enthusiasm and hard work in training.

Well done to all the gymnasts that took part!



Squad Girls Pass Grades

22nd & 3rd March 2014


Six of our squad girls recently travelled to England to compete at the Hampshire County Grades. The girls had to do routines on Vault, Bars, Beam, Floor and Range & Conditioning and had to achieve a high enough combined target score to pass their Grade. Taylor Freeman, Rachel Williams and Cameron Whyte competed grade 14 routines. Although nervous the young trio put in solid performances on each apparatus to get their passes!

Betty Beatson competed Grade13 routines. It was a tough competition but good performances on Floor and Vault helped her to overtake the set target score to award her with a pass!

Finally Elizabeth Roxburgh and Cara Buesnel competed their Grade 12 routines. Elizabeth's strong bar routine and confident performances on the other apparatus help her to achieve a good pass. Cara also gained her pass assisted by good showings on Floor & Vault.

Congratulations to all the girls for passing! A lot of hard work and time was put in to achieve the results! Well done also to the coaching team of Debbie Webber, Andy Rogers and Diana Roman Mares.



Following on from the news below Cameron Aird represented the Southern Region at the NDP National Championships at the

fantastic GMAC facility in Birmingham. Cameron was competing the Level 5 Under 13 routines. He was up against the 25 best gymnasts in the UK from regions such as Wales, London, Yorkshire and the South West to name a few. He started well on Rings (8.20) 9th Position and then Vault (9.60) 7th Position. However falls on the Parallel Bars, High Bar & Pommel then followed which unfortunately pushed him down the standings. His High Bar was particularly frustrating as he did an excellent routine completing both the clear hip circles but a stumble on landing cost him. He eventually finished in 21st place overall, however he has potential to finish within the top 15. Overall it was another great experience for Cameron which highlighted areas for improvement in the future.



Four boys, Mattie Jordan, Cristiano Ascencao, Anushan Elanco and Cameron Aird travelled to Basingstoke Gymnastics Club to compete at the 2013 Southern Region Setwork Championships. For Mattie (8) and Cristiano (8) this was their first time off the Island without their parents. Mattie being the youngest competed in the Pre Level 1 group, his best showing came on Vault with an excellent performance which positioned him with the third joint highest score of 9.60. Cristiano (8) and Anushan (9) were in the Level 1 Age group against a large group of talented gymnasts. Cristiano finished in 18th place overall with high scores on Vault 9.70, Floor 8.75 and Rings 8.70. Anushan finished in 11th place overall, scoring highly on Rings 9.30, Floor 8.85 and Parallel Bars 8.70. Finally Cameron Aird (12) was competing in the Level 5 age group with some difficult set routines to master. The boys in this group struggled with their Pommel, Parallel Bars and High Bar routines, however Cameron's solid performances on Rings 8.80 and his Physical Preparation Programme 8.70 award him with the gold medal overall. The competition was also acting as qualification for the Southern Region Team to compete at the National Finals in November. Cameron was chosen to compete his Level 5 routines for the Team. Congratulations Cameron!

The boys where accompanied by coaches Ben Frith and Andy Aird. James Evans (Ferret) also travelled with the group as a Judge for the competition.



Coaching weekend with two time Olympian Barry Winch

2nd to 4th August

An amazing weekend was spent in the gym with two time Olympian Barry Winch! It was a brilliant opportunity for both gymnasts and coaches to learn new skills and training ideas tapping into Barry's huge experience and knowledge. All the gymnasts enjoyed it and worked hard especially the boys who did over 6 hours a day. Barry loved working with us and said he was keen to come back again. The visit was funded by money received from the One Foundation.


13th to the 19th July 2013

Well done to Zee, Chezzy and Ellen for their excellent performances in Bermuda!

The Bermuda Island Games was a fantastic experience for JGC gymnasts Ellen, Zee & Chezzy. Competing in the hot & humid gym was no easy task but all three did themselves proud. The competitions were spread out over the week with the Team comp first, then FIG (voluntary routines) followed finally with a Set routine comp.

Ellen's girls team finished 4th and were unlucky to miss out on Bronze only 0.5 away. Zee & Chezzy performed well in FIG and Sets but were up against older and more experienced gymnasts from the Isle of Man and the Faroes. No medals for them this time but the exposure will hold them in good stead for future Island Games.


2013 Boys Southern Region Championships

Well done to the squad boys; Anushan Elanco, Tom Coleborn, Cameron Aird, Judah Williams, Chezzy Williams and Zee Adamson who all competed recently at the Southern Region Championships in Southampton

Cameron, Zee, Chezzy and Judah were competing in the Open. Cameron finished 3rd overall and also won Gold, Silver and Bronze medals on Rings, Parallel Bars and Vault respectively. Zee and Chezzy both of whom are training hard for this year’s Island Games in Bermuda gained confidence from their performances with Zee taking Gold on Parallel Bars, 11.90 and Chezzy also winning a Gold medal on Vault, 11.40.

Tom and Anushan were competing in the under 10 age group in a field of over 34 gymnasts. Tom had a solid competition on all 6 pieces and finished in 9th place overall with a score of 67.6.Anushan one of the youngest in the age group finished in a respectable 16th place with a total score 64.00.



Under 8 age group competitor Barry Beatson is the new Jersey Gymnastics Club Recreational gymnast of the year. He took the judges vote after winning his age group in the clubs annual championships for gymnasts who train no more than 2 hours a week. All the gymnasts were competing in 4 disciplines Floor, Balance, Vault and Strength.

Barry’s impressive work helped him to top an entry of 36 gymnasts in the U8 age group with 79.15 points, 1.45 ahead of 2nd place Cian Ridgard with 77.70. In third place overall was Charlie Hart with a score of 76.45. Individual gold’s went to Hannah Dunlop (Floor & Strength), Georgina Gomes (Balance) and Barry Beatson (Vault).

There were 33 gymnasts taking part in the Under 6 age group. Ewan Brodie showed excellent strength to help him win gold overall with a score of 67.55. In 2nd place was Siena Stephens with 65.85 followed very closely by Nia Greig in third with 65.80. Individual Gold medallists were Siena Stephens (Floor), Nia Greig (Balance), Ewan Brodie (Vault & Strength).

In the Under 10 age group Lucy Stokes demonstrated some brilliant floor and balance elements to help her take the Gold overall with a score of 96.30. Second place went to Harrison Noble with a score of 93.30 and third place was Elliot Holmes with a score of 91.05. Individual Gold medallists were Lucy Stokes (Floor & Beam), Jamie Jackson (Vault) and Harrison Noble (Strength).

The 10 and Over age group was won again by last year’s winner Rebecca Gomes with solid performances on all 4 pieces.

Individual golds were won by Charlie Bird (Floor, Vault and Strength) and Erin Le Bail (Balance). A special most improved medal was also awarded to William Davy for his hard work.

Additional Medals were also awarded to gymnasts who train 4 hours per week and they were Rachel Williams, Cameron Whyte, Taylor Freeman and Georgia Dunlop in the U8 and Under 10 age groups.



Congratulations to Cameron Aird and Tom Coleborn for their selection into this years Southern Region Squad.
Their selections were decided upon review of their performance in competition last year and in particular their results in the Southern Region Championships last October. Squad selection will involve them attending four training sessions during the year.



Well done to the boys who took part in the squad championships. The competition provided a great opportunity for the young squad members to experience a competition atmosphere and for parents to see their boys in action.

Zee Adamson won gold overall (66.00) in the Performance Squad Comp proving that hard work in training always wins out, an excellent example for the younger squad members. His routines where performed with style and very few execution errors leaving the judges with little to deduct. Zee's best results came on Vault with a perfect Handspring (13.0) and a strong Rings routine (10.65). Cameron Aird finished 2nd overall (65.60) and won Floor (9.25) and Pommels (12.20). Cam was champion last year but Zee's consistently high level of performance was too much to handle this time. Judah Williams finished in 3rd place overall (61.30).

In the Development Squad competition Anushan Elanco performed well to finish top of the pile and become overall champion (65.25), Isaac MacIntosh came 2nd (63.45) and Jack Burns 3rd (62.10). Individual highlight for the 6 boys competing in this group were ; Felix Culnane 3rd on Floor (9.70) and 2nd on Pommels (13.50) ; Mattie Jordan 3rd on Vault (11.50) ; Christiano Ascencao 2nd P.Bars (9.40) and 2nd on High Bar (9.25) ; Jack Burns 2nd on Floor (10.10) and 3rd on Pommels (13.30), P.Bars (9.40) and Rings (9.40) ; Isaac MacIntosh 1st on Vault (12.10), Pommels (13.70) and P.Bars (9.50) ; Anushan Elanco as well as taking the overall title also came first on Floor (10.35), Rings (10.80) and High Bar (9.70).

The medals were presented by James Evans (A.k.a. Ferret) a much loved past gymnast of the club who now lives and coaches gym in Southampton. Ferret kindly gave up his time to help judge the competition.


Cameron Crowned Southern Region Champion


Six male gymnasts from Jersey Gymnastics Club, Anushan Elanco (8), Oisin Devitt (10), Tom Coleborn(9), Cameron Aird (11), Judah Williams (12) and Zee Adamson (14) competed in the 2012 Southern Region Championships in Southampton.

Cameron and Judah competed in the under 12 age group. Cameron dominated the competition winning overall by almost two clear points to be crowned champion. He also achieved 5 individual medals on the six pieces of apparatus, three of which were gold medals won on the Rings with a score of 12.00, Vault 12.80 and Parallel Bars 12.55. Judah finished in 11th position overall his best scores coming on Vault 12.30 and Parallel Bars 11.55.

Anushan, Oisin and Tom were competing in the under 10 age group in a field of over 30 gymnasts. Anushan competing in his first major competition for his age showed promise for the future. His Floor routine was his highlight with a score of 11.30, he also did some good work on the Rings scoring 10.60. Oisin also competing in his first major competition, performed well on the pommels and he also did well on vault with a score of 12.20. Tom the most experience of the three put in a good all round performance finishing in 13th position, he impressed especially on the parallel bars 11.65 and High bar 11.30.

Zee was competing in the under 14 age group. His best showing came on Vault in which he controlled his landing well to take third place with a score of 12.70.

The gymnasts were accompanied by coaches Ben Frith, Maggie Adamson and Andy Aird.


Southampton Medal Haul for Young Squad Gymnasts


An amazing 15 medals were won by the team of girls and boys.

Nine gymnasts traveled to Southampton to take part in a Southern Region Floor and Vault competition on Sunday 22nd July 2012. Experiencing a competition for the first time off the Island were Jack Burns (8), Amelia McIntosh (7), Anushan Elanco (8), Betty Beatson (8), Elizabeth Roxburgh (8), Oisin Devitt (9), Mitchell Rogers (9) , Isaac McIntosh (9) and Daisy Shacklady (11).

Jack Burns competing in the Novice (7-8 yrs) group won gold on vault with a score of 7.0 and missed out on floor bronze by just 0.05, however he still won gold overall with a total of 13.85.

Four gymnasts were competing in the Intermediate 7-8 yrs age group. Elizabeth Roxburgh won Gold overall with a score of 15.25 finishing first on floor with a score of 8.1 and second on vault with a score of 7.15. Amelia McIntosh wasn’t close behind
with a 2nd place on floor and 3rd on vault gaining her 2nd place overall with a score of 15.05. Anushan Elanco took the vault title with a score of 7.25 which helped him finish third overall with a total score of 14.65. Betty Beatson was just outside the medals finishing 4th overall her best score coming on floor with 7.55.

In the Intermediate 9-10yrs age group Oisin Devitt finished as overall winner with the top score on vault of 7.45 and 6.9 on floor. His team mate Isaac McIntosh produced a good floor routine scoring 7.3 winning him a silver medal. Mitchell Rogers missed out on a bronze medal on vault by only 0.2 but competed his back-flip on Floor in competition for the first time.

Finally Daisy Shacklady competed in the Intermediate 11-12yrs age group. Daisy scored 7.0 on Floor and won bronze on Vault Her total score of 14.05 won her a bronze medal overall.

The gymnasts were accompanied to the competitions by coaches, Debbie Webber, Maggie Adamson and Liz MacIntosh.


Olympic Torch Relay Display
It was a proud day for the gym club as we were asked to perform two displays at the Weighbridge to help celebrate the historic arrival of the 2012 London Olympic Flame to Jersey. Well done to all the squad gymnasts who took part and good luck to the GB team!!


Ray Retires From Coaching
Ray Algar was presented with a cake to celebrate his retirement from coaching and to thank him for over 30 years service to the club. Ray has taught, nurtured and motivated hundreds of gymnasts over the years. His dedication and enthusiasm for the sport has been instrumental to the clubs progression. It is long term commitment from coaches such as Ray which provide such strong foundations for the club to move forward and thrive.

It must also be mentioned that Ray will be lovingly remembered and missed for being the clubs fixer and maker of ingenious, but not always useful!! :) gymnastics equipment, putting to good use his brilliant woodwork skills!!

Ray was also presented with a plaque to celebrate his services to the club and with two beautiful whiskey tumblers to enjoy an occasional tipple.

Happy retirement Ray! and thank you for all the amazing work you have done! You will be missed greatly by everyone, make sure you pop into the gym now and again to say hello.


Pegasus Open 2012

Cameron wins Gold on Pommel and takes 3rd overall.

Tom Coleborn (9), Judah Williams (11) and Cameron (11) all competed at the Pegasus Open on Friday 8th June in Maidstone, Kent. The Pegasus Open is the largest club run competition in the England attracting competitors from all over the British Isles as well as from abroad.

Tom was competing in the talented 2003 Age Group. He finished a respectable 17th place out of 25 competitors. His best result was on Vault finishing in 5th place, he executed an excellent handspring which awarded him a score of 12.4 only 0.1 off a bronze medal.

Judah and Cameron were competing in the 2000/2001 Age Group.

Judah had a good all round competitions finishing 13th out of 21 competitors. He excelled especially on Floor, including in his routine for the first time a dynamic straight front somersault. This gave him a score of 11.70, 7th place only 0.3 off a medal.

Cameron had a very strong competition finishing in a brilliant 3rd place overall. His highlight of the day was on the Pommel with a precisely controlled routine with extended body line giving him the Gold medal with a score of 11.6, 0.3 above his nearest rival. He also showed off an excellent Rings routine with a score of 12.15 which award him another bronze medal.

All three boys were accompanied to the competition by Coach Andy Aird.
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